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Statement of Objectives: Using the Ultimate Performance-Based Requirement Definition


Join us on Thursday, January 25, from 12:00 – 1:00pm EST, as we discuss the differences between a SOO, a Statement of Work (SOW) and a Performance Work Statement (PWS) with suggestions on how to determine when a SOO is the best fit. We touch on the roles of the acquisition team, how to develop and refine a SOO and the pros and cons of using a SOO through all phases of the acquisition process from pre-solicitation to post award.  

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Gov’t Reopens After 3-Day Shutdown

Following a three-day partial government shutdown, agencies reopened Tuesday and are being funded by a continuing resolution (CR) that runs through February 8. President Donald Trump signed the measure into law Monday evening. Get VAO’s coverage of the CR here.  … » Read more


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Back Pay Likely Heading Your Way

Good news has emerged from the government shutdown: The Senate and House have approved a bill providing back pay for furloughed federal employees. The measure will grant federal employees pay for hours lost during the shutdown. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bill in the Senate, and Government Executive says the House approved …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

Please add to your "safe sender" list and ensure that IP Address is whitelisted at your agency by providing it to your IT Department.

Companion Measures Seek to Prevent Future Government Shutdowns

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) want to prevent future government shutdowns by triggering the automatic enactment of a stopgap measure — a continuing resolution (CR) — to fill in for expiring appropriations bills or a sunsetting CR. Full story>> … » Read more

Check-out the new Gaming Center!  It's a fun way to help you test and improve your core acquisition knowledge and base of understanding.

What's Your Contract Change Order History? You May Have to Tell Bidders

Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) has introduced a bill to increase transparency in federal contracting, Ripon Advance reports. Under the Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act, contracting agencies would release their change order history with solicitations, allowing prospective bidders, especially small businesses, to …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-95

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-95, effective 1/19/2017.

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